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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
630 PM MDT MON JUL 21 2014


... DAILY SOIL TEMPERATURE/MOISTURE SUMMARY...

SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE OBSERVATIONS FROM ACROSS MONTANA
SOIL TEMPERATURE IS IN DEGREES FAHRENHEIT.

SOIL TEMPERATURE /F/ AT LISTED DEPTH
               2IN   4IN  6IN  8IN  12IN  20IN  25IN  30IN  40IN
ALBERTON NR           59        55          53               49
ASHLAND NR                       M
BOZEMAN EXP ST  71    71        71          67
BOZEMAN 12SE                    51          49               46
BROCKWAY NR                      M    M
CAMERON 15SW          55        53          51               46
COOKE CITY NR         48        46          41                M
CONRAD SCAN     81    74        72          66               63
FISHTAIL                    M    M    M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN                46
GREAT FALLS     85    76        73          68
HAVRE SCAN      84    75        69          65               60
HAYS 25SW                        M
HELENA                50        50
JORDAN SCAN     83    79        76          72                M
LAKEVIEW NEAR         61        58          50               49
LAKEVIEW 15NW         58        64          54               51
LINCOLN 11SE          55        50          50
LINDSAY SCAN    81    78        71          67               62
LOOKOUT PASS           M        50          47                M
MANY GLACIER                    54
MAXVILLE NR           56        53          49               47
MIZPAH 12NE            M         M
MOCCASIN SCAN   73    71        68          65               61
MOSBY 19NNE                      M
MOUNT LOCKHART        48        46          44               40
NEIHART 12SE          59        54          51               46
RONAN 5SE        M
SIDNEY 6NW      81              68
SIDNEY 8SW      75              69
SIDNEY SCAN     72    70        67          63                M
THREE FKS SCAN  82    78        73          69               62
TIBER DAM SCAN  90    76        74          71               64
WEST YELLOWSTONE      75        69          65               58
WEST YELLOWST S       62        54          50               43
WHITE SULPH 13SE      54        52          49               44
WINNETT NR                       M    M
ZORTMAN                          M    M

GROUND TEMPERATURE /F/ AT THE SURFACE AND 18 INCHES DEEP AT MT DOT
SITES

ABERDEEN HILL   96                      81
ALZADA DOT     103                      87
ARROW CREEK     93                      86
AVON NORTH      99                      99
BEARSMOUTH DOT 108                      83
BEAVER HILL    101                      82
BIDDLE DOT     115                      10
BIG HOLE PASS   87                      87
BOULDER PASS    95                      80
BOWMANS CORNER 114                      77
BOZEMAN PASS    94                      82
BULL MOUNTAIN   70                      84
COMERSTOWN       M                       M
COW CREEK       97                      83
CRYSTAL CREEK   86                      78
DEARBORN       108                      80
DENTON DOT      92                      79
DICKEY LAKE      M                       M
EAST LIVINSTON  91                      83
EKALAKA DOT    100                      83
ESSEX DOT      117                      77
FLATHEAD BRDG    M                       M
GARRISON DOT   104                      84
GEORGETOWN LAK  89                      76
GEYSER DOT     100                      77
GOVERNMENT HIL 107                      85
GREENOUGH HILL 113                      83
HAYS DOT        93                      75
HELMVILLE DOT  111                      77
HILLSIDE DOT   102                      86
HYSHAM HILLS     M                       M
INGOMAR DOT     98                      84
INVERNESS      103                       M
JUDITH GAP      85                      80
KARST DOT        M                       M
LAME DEER      114                      88
LEWISTOWN DVD   90                      77
LINDSAY DIVIDE 100                      82
LOLO PASS        M                       M
LOMA DOT       113                      79
LUFBOROUGH       M                       M
MACDONALD PASS   M                       M
MCDONALDS DOT   95                      81
MONARCH CANYON  90                      76
MONIDA PASS     99                      77
NAVAHO DOT      93                      79
NINEMILE DOT    31                      75
NORRIS HILL     85                      85
PENDROY DOT    100                      76
RAYNOLDS PASS   97                      75
REEDPOINT DOT   84                      83
ROGERS PASS    108                      81
ROSCOE HILL     71                      80
SACO DOT       104                      60
SIEBEN DOT     106                      83
SIOUX PASS      90                      80
SWAN LAKE      114                      78
SWEENEY CREEK  106                      88
SWEET GRASS    101                      35
TROUT CREEK    111                      82
TWO MEDICINE    92                      76
US2 STATELINE   88                      81
YAAK HILL      106                      83
YELLOWSTONE B   86                      26

FROST...DEPTH OF SURFACE THAWED / DEPTH OF FROST PENETRATION...INCHES
WHEN FROST PENETRATION VALUES ARE LARGE, THESE VALUES MAY BE
OVERESTIMATED
BY A FOOT OR MORE.

BILLINGS               M     M
GLASGOW                M     M
GREAT FALLS            M     M

SOIL MOISTURE /VOLUMETRIC SOIL MOISTURE IN PERCENT/ AT LISTED DEPTH
SOIL MOISTURE IS IN UNITS OF PERCENT VOLUMETRIC SOIL MOISTURE.
VALUES AT OR NEAR ZERO MAY BE ERRONEOUS.
               2IN   4IN  6IN  8IN  12IN  20IN  25IN  30IN  40IN
ALBERTON NR            1       11           6                10
BOZEMAN 12SE                    9          38                54
CAMERON 15SW          17       40          40                44
CONRAD SCAN     34    23       32          39                39
COOKE CITY NR         23        0          13                 M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN               39
HAVRE SCAN       5    12       23          21                26
JORDAN SCAN      7    18       25          22                19
LAKEVIEW NEAR          9        8          33                22
LAKEVIEW 18NW          M        M           M                 M
LINCOLN 11SE          16       20          22                10
LINDSAY SCAN     7     8        9           8                14
LOOKOUT PASS           M       23          47
MANY GLACIER                    2
MAXVILLE NR            0        0           0                15
MOCCASIN SCAN   10    17       20          14                 8
MOUNT LOCKHART        22       32          44
NEIHART 12SE          28       35          31                34
SIDNEY SCAN     12    14       20          19                 M
THREE FKS SCAN   8    17       41          44                 7
TIBER DAM SCAN  18    17       18          10                 7
WEST YELLOWSTO         4        0           0                 0
WEST YELLOW S         18       22          26                31
WHITE SULPH 13SE       9        8          15                26

FIELD CAPACITY OF SILT LOAM AND CLAY LOAM SOILS IS APPROXIMATELY
35 PERCENT OF VOLUMETRIC SOIL MOISTURE. THE PLANT AVAILABLE WATER
OF THESE SOILS IS AVAILABLE TO PLANTS AT VALUES BETWEEN 13 AND 45
PERCENT. TO APPROXIMATE PLANT AVAILABLE WATER AS LISTED IN THE NEXT
SECTION...DIVIDE THE LISTED VALUE BY 40 AND MULTIPLY BY 100. FOR
EXAMPLE...30/40 TIMES 100 EQUALS 75 PERCENT. VALUES GREATER THAN
50 INDICATE VERY MOIST SOIL CONDITIONS.

SOIL MOISTURE /CENTIBARS/ AT LISTED DEPTH
VALUES ARE IN CENTIBARS. 200 CB IS DRY...0 IS WET.
               2IN   4IN   6IN   8IN   12IN   20IN   25IN  30IN
ASHLAND NR                         M
BROCKWAY NR                        M      M
FISHTAIL                     M            M      M
GREAT FALLS                173          184     99          43
MIZPAH 12NE            M                         M
MOSBY 19NNE                        M
RONAN 5SE        M           M            M
WINNETT NR                         M      M
ZORTMAN                            M      M
FOLLOWING IS A TABLE ON CONVERTING CENTIBARS TO AVAILABLE WATER
IN LOAM AND CLAY/LOAM SOILS
 10CB OR LESS...MORE THAN 95 PERCENT PLANT AVAILABLE WATER
 20CB...........80 PERCENT PLANT AVAILABLE WATER
 30CB...........75 PERCENT PLANT AVAILABLE WATER
 40CB...........65 PERCENT PLANT AVAILABLE WATER
 50CB...........55 PERCENT PLANT AVAILABLE WATER
 60CB...........50 PERCENT PLANT AVAILABLE WATER
 70CB...........45 PERCENT PLANT AVAILABLE WATER
 80CB...........40 PERCENT PLANT AVAILABLE WATER
 81-85CB........38 PERCENT PLANT AVAILABLE WATER
 85CB OR MORE...NO AVAILABLE WATER
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